folder from hell.

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by wastingnick, Jan 1, 2002.

  1. wastingnick

    wastingnick Guest

    hello, im running windows xp prof., and i have a folder that has nothing in it, and ive tried deleteing it everyway there is. ( logged on admin , went in safemode, REAL dos, winxp dos line, reinstalled windows) NOTHING works, if anyone has any suggestions that they think would work, that would be great!! let me know thanks!!

    if it helps when i try to delete it, it says
    "cannot delete file: cannot read from file or disk"
     
  2. pc_tek

    pc_tek Guest

    what folder is it?
     
  3. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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  4. wastingnick

    wastingnick Guest

    thanks alot for the try, but
    keep suggestions coming!!
     
  5. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    Read some more.
     
  6. wastingnick

    wastingnick Guest

    oh sry, hopefully i can understand it :)
     
  7. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    It looks pretty technical... brrrrr! :p

    Let me know if you figure it out and if it works.
     
  8. wastingnick

    wastingnick Guest

    ugh

    im too confused, anyone else have anything i can try???
     
  9. Lonman

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    rotflmao.... Give me a few minutes to read that article and see if I can type out a command line for you.
     
  10. wastingnick

    wastingnick Guest

    put it in words i understand :) thanks man!!!!
     
  11. Mike89

    Mike89 Guest

    You never did tell us what the name of the folder was.

    It's not X rated is it? Heh heh
     
  12. wastingnick

    wastingnick Guest

    its a folder from my digital camera 12.25.01
     
  13. pc_tek

    pc_tek Guest

    kinda hard to troubleshoot if your trying to delete a system folder.
     
  14. Hilander

    Hilander Guest

    Well if the folder name is 12.25.01 then according to the article shouldn't this command work?
    MoveFileEx(12.25.01, NULL, MOVEFILE_DELAY_UNTIL_REBOOT)
    reboot and it's gone.
    or so the article says
     
  15. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    I can't even put it into words I can understand. I have no idea where this MoveFileEx program is that they describe because it's not even on my hard drive.

    I bombed on this one :( . I wish I had the answer for you. There's a few people having this problem and I don't know how to help.
     
  16. wastingnick

    wastingnick Guest

    but where do i post it on the txt Wininit.ini, im so clueless , i don't think i understood one word from that document. lol
     
  17. pc_tek

    pc_tek Guest

    try a scandisk.. folders/files do that when they have been corrupted.
     
  18. wastingnick

    wastingnick Guest

    been there tried that. ;P
     
  19. pc_tek

    pc_tek Guest

    right click... change properties to "hidden"....LOL
     
  20. wastingnick

    wastingnick Guest

    that was a joke, but i treid it anyways and as soon as i did refresh and went back to the properties "hidden" was unchecked :p